How to Reduce Eye Puffiness

Have you ever experienced eye puffiness? Well, I’m quite sure you have! Eye puffiness is a buildup of fluids in the tissues around your eyes. There are many different causes of eye puffiness like salt intake, allergies, crying, sleep deprivation, or how you sleep. This post is going to share 5 tips on how to reduce eye puffiness.

Tip 1:

Drink water. Yes this may sound cliche, but trust me your body needs water. The eyes tend to get puffy due to water retention, which is caused by a high concentration of salt in the area around the eyes. For instance, if you ate a very salty dinner or cried before bed you might notice increased puffiness in the morning. Drinking plenty of water flushes the area and causes the swelling to go down. You may want to avoid substances that tend to dehydrate you, like caffeine and alcohol. Please don’t blame it on the alcohol.

Tip 2:

Use a cold compress. Try chilled cucumber slices, spoons, or tea bags. They work well in reducing puffy eyes.

 

Tip 3:

Get plenty of sleep. You will hear or read this many more times!!!! Encourage yourself to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

Tip 4:

Treat your allergies! Allergies are also a reason you can develop puffy eyes. Use over-the-counter medicines or prescription meds. Make sure your house is free of dust, animal fur, and other allergens. Change the filters on your heating system and wash your linens frequently.

Tip 5:

Choose a healthier diet. In addition to salt causing hypertension, it also causes puffiness around the eyes. If you go to bed with a lot of salt in your system, it can cause the skin in your eyes to stretch out and sag over time from getting filled with fluid. So…with that being said, try to reduce the amount of salt you cook with, eat out less, avoid salty foods like chips, canned foods, and others that are high in sodium.

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